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The Only Exception
Song

The Only Exception

Paramore
Album:
Brand New Eyes

Song Meaning and Background of The Only Exception by Paramore


The protagonist of the song finally realises that love does exist and refers to the other person as their "only exception," while first trying to live without it mostly to escape rejection. The pursuit of a relationship and the desire to make a relationship last are further themes.


A lot of people think that the song was composed as a tribute to New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert.


Lyrics of The Only Exception by Paramore


When I was younger I saw my daddy cry

And curse at the wind

He broke his own heart and I watched

As he tried to reassemble it

 

And my momma swore

That she would never let herself forget

And that was the day that I promised

I'd never sing of love if it does not exist

 

But darling

You are the only exception

You are the only exception

You are the only exception

You are the only exception

 

Maybe I know somewhere deep in my soul

That love never lasts

And we've got to find other ways to make it alone

Or keep a straight face

 

And I've always lived like this

Keeping a comfortable distance

And up until now I had sworn to myself

That I'm content with loneliness

 

Because none of it was ever worth the risk

 

Well, you are the only exception

You are the only exception

You are the only exception

You are the only exception

 

I've got a tight grip on reality

But I can't let go of what's in front of me here

I know you're leaving in the morning when you wake up

Leave me with some kind of proof it's not a dream

Oh-oh-oh-oh

 

You are the only exception

You are the only exception

You are the only exception

You are the only exception

 

You are the only exception

You are the only exception

You are the only exception

You are the only exception

 

And I'm on my way to believing

Oh, and I'm on my way to believing

Release Date

2010

Songwriter/s

Hayley Williams, Josh Farro

Producer/s

Rob Cavallo

Label/s

Fueled by Ramen

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